Saturday, 28 April 2007

Jeep Heritage

The Jeep Heritage section of the site has heaps of information on the history of all the Jeeps ever made.

Video: 2008 Cherokee/Liberty Launch at NYAS

Here are 3 videos of the 2008 Jeep Liberty / Cherokee being launched at the New York Auto Show.

Nature's car wash

It finally rained last night, and a decent amount too.

My filthy Jeep got a much needed wash! I'd almost forgotten that it was black under all that dust.

Since I've stopped washing it due to the lack of water around here, I worry about getting rust since it's parked outside in a seaside town. Hopefully it keeps raining for a while so I can at least spare a bucket every now and then.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

New 2008 Jeep Cherokee / Liberty review and pictures

It's a case of back to the future in terms of the design of the new Jeep Cherokee / Liberty.

The new-look Cherokee looks a lot like a smaller version of the Commander with it's squared edges and boxier design than the current, more stylised model. I like it. It's also reminiscent of the earlier XJ, with the squared off wheel arches and high shoulder.

The new Cherokee has had a major re-engineering. Corporate synergy is created by sharing its platform with the Dodge Nitro. Jeep claims it is all new from the ground up, with new Command Trac and Select Trac four-wheel-drive systems on offer and independent multi-link suspension, which should improve on and off-road handling.

On the safety side, there's traction control, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and Electronic Roll Mitigation side curtain airbags and tyre pressure monitoring.

Accessories inside like the MyGIG multimedia system which has a 20GB hard drive for music and pictures, sat-nav. Other than that, there's a full-length canvas sunroof, remote starting, rain-sensing wipers, and electrically-adjustable seats and mirrors with memory settings, and there is an uprated stereo/communications system with Sirius satellite radio and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

Sporting a 3.7 litre single cam V6, producing 156kW (210bhp) and 318nm (235lb ft) of torque at 4000rpm. As always, expect a shock at the bowser - fuel usage is a typically high 10 litres/100km (23mpg) highway cycle and 13 litres/100km (18mpg) in town.

The Cherokee is scheduled in the UK for early 2008 - TBA for Australia and although prices are yet to be confirmed, expect it to be in the same range as the current model.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Jeep Photo Galleries

As well as some cool pics of modified Jeeps, there are lots of links on this page with information about anything you would want to know about Jeeps and 4X4's in general.

Jeep Photo Galleries

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Jeep Cherokee Electric Vehicle conversion

This guy (Nick Viera) has solved the problem of terrible milage in the XJ by converting to electric.

Very impressive project for a young guy.

He finished it at the end of 2006 and it's on the road.

All the pictures and descriptions of the modifications show what a massive job this must have been. JeepEV - Jeep Cherokee EV conversion

Model Jeep Cherokee XJ

Even though the XJ is one of Jeep's most popular models ever, there is noone manufacturing plastic models of them.

Here's a link to a site to petition a toy company to make them.

Dream XJ

This makes me drool! I love the huge tyres and the high lift and cut out flares.